I purchased a John Boos butcher block a couple of years ago, and it now has a crack in between two of the square tiles. Considering the price I paid for it I was hoping for the board to last me a bit more than a couple of years!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif More importantly, I have contacted John Boos (from their website at http://www.johnboos.com/) a few weeks ago and never received an answer. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif I am contacting them again today, with a link to this thread, maybe that'll wake them up? Let's see if I get an answer this time.